Yesterday near Fort Tejon, a 16 year old student went into his high school class with a shotgun, shot a fellow student (who survived), and was talked down by a teacher and an administrator. If the NRA and all the 2nd Amendment crowd had their way, that youth would have been summarily executed in his classroom, perhaps even by an armed teacher. What if the teacher who talked him down instead came in shooting the place up like a Charles Bronson movie? Teachers don't want to be armed security, we don't want guns in our classrooms for this exact reason. If a teacher or even armed-police over-reacted this would been the scene of a murder-suicide, or at the least, the gunman would been killed (as the police usually do in these situations). Is that justice?
I praise GOD that some teachers did their job, and stepped in when the situation needed it most, these teachers are A MILLION times more my kind of sincere and true heroes than any gun-totting hero-wanna-be. Guns don't make heroes, the strength and dignity of the human spirit creates heroism, and humble humans trying their best NOT to hurt other humans is the true mark of Ghandi-esque heroism. It is easy to just get a gun and shoot away your problems, shit, that is what this unfortunate 16 year old thought when taking the gun to class in the first place. Two shootings don't make it right. One shooting is enough, I am glad that sense prevailed, that goodness still exists, and that there are people out there brave enough to put their lives in their hands to save EVERY life, not just accepting summary executions as part-and-parcel of law enforcement like the NRA proposals would have us believe is necessary. The gun lobbies are trying to brainwash us with fear-mongering to believe that life is not safe without a gun, when guns precisely are the threat to human life and safety. The human spirit is stronger than any pieces of forged metal, and the human heart overcomes any adversity through blinding courage. Everyday across the world armed men flee conflicts to be sure, when unarmed men and women run to the battles and bombings and shootings to help. Such is the true beauty of being human, altruism.
Hey big Ray, bust some dance moves to celebrate humanity